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September 15, 2011



George W. Downs, 71, of Lawrenceburg, widower of Vickie Downs, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.

Born Aug. 4, 1940, in Casey County, he was the son of the late George Thomas and Rosie Hall Downs. He was a carpenter at Gainsborough Farm and a member of Crosswood Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy (Ransom) Mattox, Graefenburg, and Melissa Downs, Frankfort; two sons, Ricky (Lynn) Downs, Graefenburg, and Timothy (Vickie) Downs, Frankfort; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Belle Emerson, Casey County, Jeanette Devers, Midway, Ada Glisbie and Virginia Smith Aaczmarek, both of Georgetown; and two brothers, Alvin Downs, Nicholasville, and Cloyd Downs, Midway. A sister, Dorothy Brown; and four brothers, Herschell Downs, James Downs, Walter Downs, and Sherrl Downs, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 10, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Mattingly, Clinton Mattox, Josh Poole, David Richardson, Randy Greenwell, and David Kirk. Honorary bearers were Gary McGrew and Paul Stokes.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Barbara M. McHugh, 72, of Frankfort, died on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, following a short illness.

She was an administrator for Larry Williams CPA.

Survivors include three daughters, Pat (Ronnie) Gabbard and Janet (Scott) Wood, both of Frankfort, and Tamara (Mark) Claypatch, Washington; three grandchildren, Shannon (Jordan) Luttrell, Bradley Silcox, and Sarah Claypatch; a sister, Joan Harrod, Frankfort; and two brothers, Bill (Beverly) McHugh, Florida, and Harold (Pat) Schaefer, Tennessee. A grandson, Michael S. Wood, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Todd Lester. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 15, at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Forks of Elkhorn Building Fund.

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Zachary Kenton Morgan, 42, of Versailles, husband of Patrisha Day Morgan, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

A native of Woodford County, he was born April 27, 1969, the son of JoAnne Cable Ramos and the late John Morgan. He was an electrician, attended Versailles Baptist Church, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Kylie Shea Morgan, Courtney Amber Morgan, and Allie Brooke Morgan, all of Versailles; a sister, Tara Dunning, Georgetown; a brother, Jon Morgan, Versailles; his stepfather, Robert (Becky) Dunning, Versailles; his maternal grandmother, Edythe Cable, Versailles; two nieces, Gabrielle Dunning and Kennedy Morgan; and a nephew, Jon Morgan II. His grandfather, Kenton Cable, is deceased.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. John Brandon. A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund set up at Kentucky Bank for his daughters’ education.



Cheryl Pickard, 65, of Versailles, wife of Paul A. Pickard, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

Born Aug. 23, 1946, in Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Ella Cousineau LaFountain. She was an active member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a volunteer with CASA, former vice president of the Down Under Square Dance Club, vice president of the Homemakers Club and retired postmaster of Nicholasville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Laura (Bill) Farrell, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Bonnie (Chris) Caroline, Jupiter, Fla.; five grandchildren; a brother, Richard LaFountain, Vermont; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 15, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Lexington. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.



Maymie Wilson Thompson, 85, of Midway, widow of Howard Thompson, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rosa Edwards Wilson. She was a retired Texas Instruments employee and a member of the Revival Tabernacle Church in Lexington.

Survivors include two daughters, Priscilla (Bill) Perry, Lawrenceburg, and Pamela Turner, Lexington; a son, Joe Wilson, Nicholasville; a sister, Geveana Brown, Versailles; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A daughter, Patricia Atwood; four sisters, Ruby Walker, Wanda Traugott, Dollie Atwood, and Lorraine Wilson; and three brothers, William "Whistle" Wilson, Bo Wilson, and Lewis Wilson, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Sept. 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by Bro. Gene Young and Bro. Gary Ward. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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